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Miami Immigration Attorney and the Unique Miami Situation


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Miami Immigration Attorney Overview Where ever you are in the country, the immigration laws are basically the same. The laws governing immigration are Federal, not state laws. However, there are some situations in Miami that are different than anywhere else in the country. Cuba is only 90 miles from Key West, FL. It is a country whose unique immigration status with the US is different than any other…

Miami Immigration Attorney on the Latin Influence in Miami


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Miami Immigration Attorney on Immigration Miami has long been a center of immigration for various Latino and Caribbean peoples, but there are certainly more Latino immigrants than all of the other immigrants combined and this has had a tremendous influence on almost every aspect of life in Miami. Not only Cubans When people think of the Latin immigration into Miami, most think only of the Cuban immigrants. But,…

Florida Immigration Attorney on Presidential Immigration Actions


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The president has the authority to make sweeping decisions regarding immigration. Since the president occupies the executive branch of government, these decisions can come unexpectedly and disrupt policies without going through the traditional bureaucratic process. As a long-time Florida immigration attorney, I have seen the kind of effects that presidential actions can have on the lives of people with uncertain citizenship status first hand. Here are some examples…

Immigration Attorney Miami on Miami Immigration Judges


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Miami is a city with a rich immigrant community So much so that the character and personality of the city are defined by the influence of outsiders. Latin immigration is obviously huge, but local immigrant populations from other parts of the world are large and growing. Unless you are an immigration attorney Miami, it is easy to have misconceptions about Miami immigration judges. You might assume since Miami…

Understanding Immigration: From An Immigration Attorney


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Immigration was one of the most contentious issues during the 2016 presidential election. And now that the election has been decided, it’s important to take a moment to consider how the divide of our country on immigration will play out over the next four years. Even for an immigration attorney in Florida, it can be a challenge to forecast the future of laws and policies that affect immigrants,…

Immigration Attorney in Miami on Common Paperwork Mistakes


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Immigration paperwork As an immigration attorney in Miami, I am, of course, familiar with the plethora of paperwork that is required for those who apply for employment or citizenship here in the United States. As such, I am also familiar with many of the common paperwork mistakes that applicants make when they file the paperwork themselves. Here are some of them. Alien status Not understanding the status of…

Immigration Attorney Florida and the Immigration Debate


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Whether you’re a Republican, Democrat or immigration attorney Florida, you’ve probably got an opinion about immigration. The Great Debate It may be something that you are not overly concerned with, or you may feel very strongly about it. Let’s look at this issue that has been very strongly divisive in our country in recent years. Legal VS Illegal Entry As an immigration attorney Florida, I have seen numerous…

Immigration Attorney in Florida and the Immigration Divide


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The Great Debate: Immigration Attorney in Florida Whether you’re a Republican, Democrat or immigration attorney in Florida, you’ve probably got an opinion about immigration. It may be something you are not overly concerned with, or you may feel very strongly about it. Let’s look at this issue that has been very strongly divisive in our country in recent years. Legal vs. Illegal Entry: Immigration Attorney in Florida As…

How Long Can I Stay in the U.S. with a Work Visa?


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An Employment Authorization Document (EAD), also called a “work permit” or “work visa,” is a document issued by USCIS allowing a person from outside of the United States to legally work within the country for a certain period of time. Typically, EADs are valid for one year, but the length of time the visa is good for depends on current immigration status. Of course, a person will not…

Seeking Asylum in the United States: What You Need to Know


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If you live in fear of persecution in your country based on your nationality, race, religion, or political beliefs, you may be able to apply for asylum in the United States. The U.S., a country that truly champions freedom and liberty, accepts tens of thousands of legally qualified refugees into the country each year. If you are seeking asylum for yourself and your family, you should act quickly…

What is the Immigration Lottery?


The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV Program; also called the “Green Card Lottery”) is a congressionally mandated lottery program for receiving permanent resident status. According to USCIS, the DV Program makes up to 50,000 immigrant visas available each year, drawn randomly from among all entries, to individuals who are from countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S. Most people who are drawn live outside of the…

Supreme Court Split Over “DAPA” Decision


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This week, the Supreme Court voted 4-4 on President Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) executive order, solidifying that immigration is clearly one of the most divisive issues in the nation. Because the justices failed to reach a decision in this matter, the action was not affirmed and will remain unresolved. If passed, the order would have deferred deportations for millions of undocumented immigrants with U.S.-born…

Undocumented Immigrants Pay $11.6 Billion in Taxes Every Year, Study Shows


A new study from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) found that undocumented immigrants in the United States pay roughly $11.6 billion in taxes every year. This number includes local and state taxes. On average, undocumented immigrants pay about 8% of their incomes in taxes. About Half of Undocumented Immigrants Pay Taxes Research suggests that half of the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S….

The Justice Department States Judge In Immigration is Overstepping Boundaries


On Tuesday, May 31, the Obama administration engaged in a feud with a federal judge who was hearing a challenge to President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. The Obama administration stated that the judge overstepped his authority when he imposed sanctions on government attorneys for what the judge stated were ethics violations. During the judge’s ruling, the judge demanded that the department provides the names of tens of…

How to Apply for a Work Permit While Your Green Card Application is Pending


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According to federal laws, a person is not automatically authorized to work in the United States even if they have filed Form I-485, which is an application to become a permanent resident. If an individual is awaiting a status adjustment or permanent residency approval, they must receive an Employment Authorization Document, commonly referred to as a work permit, before they can legally work in the United States. Because…

Senate Republicans File Supreme Court Brief Against Obama’s Immigration Actions


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Members of the Senate GOP have filed a legal brief with the Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of President Obama’s controversial executive actions on immigration. The key objection among GOP Senators is that Obama is in essence making laws directly from the White House while cutting out the involvement of the other two government branches. This, they claim, is a significant threat to the separation of powers set…

Is Immigration Really That Important to GOP Voters?


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So Republican voters really care so much about immigration. To hear the Republican candidates debate the best manner in which to fix our immigration system, you would think that most voters are in favor of rescinding President Obama’s executive actions on immigration and deporting every single undocumented immigrant from the United States on the day after inauguration. Is that really so? In an article entitled, GOP Cares a…

Pozo Goldstein, LLP Featured in Law Firm Suites Article


Law Firm Suites, a website dedicated to helping lawyers achieve success, recently published an article on how to effectively market a law firm. The article included tips on how to create professional and informative videos to be used as marketing and branding tools, as well as a list of common mistakes that should be avoided. We are honored that Pozo Goldstein, LLP’s “Immigration Court” video, which can be…

Obama’s Call for Immigration Reform


After a laborious first term plagued with an economic downfall, mortgage crisis, and health care crusade—during which immigration was left neglected in the back burner—newly re-elected President Obama is regrouping and redoubling his efforts to tend to this problem, making immigration reform an ambitious centerpiece of his agenda. He held meetings at the White House with labor leaders and progressive leaders along with CEOs from a wide range…

Bernie Sanders’ America


Bernie Sanders new campaign ad features the famous ballad “America” beautifully done by American favorites Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel and has made a hit and is causing a lot of discussion. Click Here to see the commercial. The ad itself is a sixty-second musical montage featuring families with children, middle-aged couples, a same sex couple embracing, idyllic farm scenes and finally campaign rallies featuring the American flag. Mr….

Supreme Court to Review DAPA Case


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Earlier today, the Supreme Court announced that it has decided to hear the case regarding the President’s immigration program that he proposed to the nation in November 2014. Since that time, a federal judge in Texas and the United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, blocked this executive action from going forward, alleging that the President usurped his authority. The appeal is now at the fate of the…

President Obama’s State of the Union Address and Immigration


In his eighth and final State of the Union Address to the nation last night, President Barak Obama mentioned Immigration Reform in the first moments of his speech. For Americans eager to hear words of encouragement regarding his plan on the immigration topic during the remainder of his term of presidency, many were disappointed. The President touched briefly on his position that the Immigration system in the United…

Mass Deportations in 2016


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Back in 2014 and 2015, thousands of refugees fleeing violence in their countries, streamed across the United States’ southern borders. In many cases, unaccompanied minors were part of the migrants. Each person was given a hearing date to appear before an Immigration Judge to determine if their fear rose to the level of political asylum. To be granted political asylum, one must show that they will be harmed…

Washington warns people to steer clear from “Notario” Scams


With the new and exciting laws for undocumented individuals that President Obama announced last month, comes a warning for unsuspecting families who may be headed for sham and unethical “notarios.” It is vital that anyone seeking to benefit from the new laws that could potentially grant status, must consult with a reputable and well established immigration attorney. Only that way the individual’s particular set of circumstances can be…

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Holds that Passport Stamp is Not Evidence of Lawful Reentry


In a decision dated July 9, 2010, Anderson v. Napolitano, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals considered a case where the petitioner self-deported after being charged with committing crimes involving moral turpitude. She was deported in 1994 and in 1996, reentered the United States using a Nigerian passport and her married name. When she appeared for inspection at the airport, the immigration inspector stamped her passport with an…

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